How Your Remote Team Could Be Your Star Workers Here and Beyond


The way work is being done these days is evolving. In fact, the landscape of work looks drastically different from say ten years ago. Nowadays, people can work from pretty much any location. What this means for businesses is that they now have access to a much larger (and highly skilled) talent pool than ever before. If you’re just hopping onto this fast-growing trend, read on to learn how to go about building your dream team of star remote workers for your business.

Finding the best remote workers for the job

Finding and hiring the best remote workers for the job is another ball game because you will most likely never meet them in person. Moreover, you will most likely have to use technology to your advantage, getting up to speed with the way remote hiring is done these days. For example, social media can be used to canvas new remote employees. Then use tools such as Zoom for the interview process. 

Open communication is key

When it comes to managing a remote workforce, communication is vital. This not only pertains to how you want the day to be set out, but it should also include keeping everyone in the loop regarding important policy changes, helpful tips to stay productive, current company news, and any other information that they should be made aware of to ensure everyone stays on the same page. Communication tools that can help you stay connected include Skype, and Google Meet, for instance. 

Flexibility comes with the territory

Indeed, remote working is vastly different from working in an office. One of the variables that come with the territory is flexibility. Therefore, one should be open to employees working out-of-office hours, provided they meet their deadlines on time and their work is consistently good.

Managing expectations

Many times, remote workers will require a different set of structural guidelines so that they know what is expected of them at all times. If you are managing a team of remote workers, there are many tools to help guide you when setting up workflows that are trackable such as Asana, Trello, and Click Up, for example. 

Keeping your team motivated

This is also an essential element that should be included in your overall plan when managing your remote team, as remote work can feel isolating at times. To avoid your team becoming demotivated, be sure to celebrate and acknowledge the small wins, as well as provide the support they need if they find something particularly challenging. 

A good business set up from the start

Here we refer to selecting the right business type for your remote company. Furthermore, you’ll want to pay attention to the advantages and disadvantages of certain business formations to determine what works best for you. The importance of choosing the right setup from the start is critical because of the different factors you’ll have to deal with when managing and running your business such as tax requirements, the extent of your personal liability, the extent of your ownership and responsibilities, paperwork and filing requirements and more. Of course, if you’d rather prefer not to do the filing work itself, there are plenty of services online that can do this for you and supply you with the paperwork once it’s done. 

In conclusion, hiring and managing a remote team if your business model calls for it is a convenient, flexible, and highly efficient way to run a business and manage your employees. Moreover, it’s about using the tools at your disposal and staying connected with your employees at the other end of the computer screen to ensure everyone feels included and valued when it comes to achieving the business’s goals.

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